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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who were Palermo Stone and Turin Papyrus?
2. How high is the antechamber ceiling of the Great Pyramid?
3. What is the only other pyramid in the world, besides the Great Pyramid, to use a variant on pi?
4. What was the large Antarctic landmass supporting in Chapter 51?
5. What is Heliopolis known as?
Short Essay Questions
1. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
2. Why did Hancock determine that the ancient Egyptians' astronomical observation and knowledge of solar system mechanics was clearer than assumed in Chapter 42?
3. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
4. What accounts for differing ideas of when the Sphinx was built?
5. What did the author mean in Chapter 33 when he referred to the boats at the base of the Great Pyramid as seeming to be of a quality exceeding the presumed need to transport a dead king to heaven?
6. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
7. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
8. Is Hancock's message in Chapter 52 justified, based on the book as a whole?
9. In Chapter 39, why do you think the Egyptians didn't cut the limestone into smaller pieces to make it easier to move?
10. Is it a coincidence that the Great Pyramid is an accurate scale-model of Earth's northern hemisphere?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
According to the book, if modern civilization were to be wiped out and discovered in thousands of years, what artifacts would be found?
Essay Topic 2
Did the author believe most of the mysteries of changes in the Earth and ancient peoples have already been solved, or did he think that there is still a lot of work to be done in these areas?
Essay Topic 3
Hancock noted that the granite portcullis in the Great Pyramid (pictured on page 329) seems to serve no purpose other than to make an explorer wonder why and how huge stones are moved and installed in narrow passages. Did he consider any other possible purposes? What did he ultimately conclude?
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